Welcome to the HBS Nurse's Office

Nancy Kelly RN, BSN,CSN

Holland Brook School Nurse

PH# 908-534-2739

Fax# 908-349-3069


Resources for Testing: The County Health Department continues to provide at-home saliva test kits, and they can be ordered online through the Department’s website. Additionally, testing continues to be available three times per week at the County test site conducted in conjunction with Hunterdon Medical Group in Raritan Township. An appointment is required for this clinic-based test site, but the appointment and test are free of charge.

Information on both of these testing options are available on the County website, and please share these options with parents and staff

click here: Hunterdon County Covid testing site

Hunterdon County has moved back into the High Covid Activity (Orange). This has changed the exclusion criteria for in person attendance.

What this means for you:


  • If positive for COVID-19, 10 days quarantine from test date and improvement of symptoms.

  • If considered a close contact of a COVID positive, a 14 day quarantine is mandatory from the date of last contact.

  • Symptomatic individuals must quarantine for 10 days from onset of COVID like symptoms. If you wish to return to school prior to the 10-day period of isolation, we will require a negative COVID-19 test to be provided to the health office.

  • Any travel will require a 10 day quarantine from the date of return to NJ. The district will be enforcing this with NO EXCEPTIONS for previous positive cases or vaccinated individuals, as per CDC guidelines.

  • Report any symptoms. Two or more symptoms and your child stays home. Siblings stay home until proof of a negative test from the ill individual.

  • Call the attendance line for any absence or switch to virtual including a reason. Reasons that will be accepted for a switch to virtual include: illness, presence of symptoms, or quarantine. Any other reason stated may not be accepted.

The COVID screening form is to be completed every day of in person instruction. Any symptoms that are COVID-19 compatible must be reported to the office on days when the child is NOT in school.

The daily pre-screening form is mandatory: Please completed by 7:00 AM for HBS/RMS and by 8:00 AM for TBS/WHS. HBS attendance line: HBS Attendance line: (908) 823-0454 press 1

NJDOH recommends that students and staff with the following symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school.

At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;

OR

At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.

This infographic explains that those who are close contacts of a positive case and need to quarantine cannot “test out” of quarantine. If a student is exposed they need to quarantine for 14 days. The NJ Travel Advisory is strongly discouraging any non-essential travel at this time to any state on the advisory list. Individuals traveling to states on the advisory list are advised to self-quarantine for 10 days. The district will be enforcing the 10-day quarantine for travel outside NJ. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other methods of transportation.

Here’s the NJ211 info: https://www.nj211.org/coronavirus-covid-19

To access the Hunterdon County COVID Dashboard, please Hunterdon Dashboard .

Hunterdon County Department of Health contact # 908-788-1351

Thank you in advance,

The Readington Township School Nurses

Vaccine info COVID-19 updates webpage: NJDOH COVID-19 vaccine info

At Home COVID-19 Testing Information/Registration.

See Testing Sites on COVID-19 page

Click here for Mask Info:

Please send your child with two clean masks in their backpack. Be sure to change masks or clean them!

Parents: Every morning before school the COVID -19 pre-screening survey needs to be completed. It is located in the parent portal which can be found on the HBS website, www.readington.k12.nj.us. Once logged in, click in the form section and the link for the form will show under each student's name. The survey needs to be completed for each child attending school that day. https://www.readington.k12.nj.us/Page/1641

When to keep your child home for illness

When your child is staying home please call:: Attendance Line (908) 823-0454 press 1 *Please leave your child's name, grade and nature of the illness, please follow below:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any child with symptoms related to the virus including: fever, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, chills, body aches, loss of taste or smells, abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, will need to be evaluated by their primary care physicians.

If the diagnosis is COVID positive, please contact the school immediately and the Hunterdon Dept of Health 908-788-1351.

If the diagnosis is NOT COVID positive (Covid negative), then the child will stay at home as per Readington District Policy for fever(100F), vomiting and/or diarrhea for a minimum of 24 hours symptom free without the use of fever reducing agents.

From NJDOH:

  • COVID-19 exclusion criteria for persons who have COVID-19 compatible symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19:

    • Ill individuals with COVID-19 compatible symptoms should stay home until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and at least 24 hours have passed after resolution of fever without fever reducing medications and improvement in symptoms.

    • An alternate diagnosis (including a positive strep test or influenza swab) without a negative COVID-19 test is not acceptable for individuals who meet COVID_19 exclusion criteria to return to school. Persons who test positive for COVID-19, but who are asymptomatic should stay home for 10 days from the positive test result.


Hunterdon Healthcare COVID-2019 Hotline: 908-788-6440 7 days a week 8am-8pm

Hunterdon County Health Dept webpage: Hunterdon County Coronavirus

NJ Hotlines & Helplines: COVID Hotlines & Helplines

CDC Websites for information on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019): Coronavirus info

NJ Dept of Health: NJ Dept of Education

NJ parent COVID-19 link: NJ Parent link info

What you need to know NJ resources: What you need to know for NJ

Friendly Reminders:

  • Stay home if your sick, please follow the 24 hour rule -Fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds

  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched objects such as door handles, light switches, phones, remote controls etc..

  • Cover your cough or sneeze (not with your hands); (if you use a tissue, do not reuse- throw away the used tissue)

  • Notice signs of Flu-like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19

  • If seen by the doctor: Please provide the doctor's note and have them write the Diagnosis and if able to Return to School, if any restrictions for School and update the Health Office with any information.

See above COVID precautions recommendations and standard precautions:

When to keep your child home:

  • A temperature of 100 degrees or higher you child MUST remain home.

  • Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Advil or Tylenol.

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea -keep child home until 24 hours without any further vomiting or diarrhea.

  • Any unusual rashes (should be evaluated by your health care provider.

  • Treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis requires 24 hours of medication before returning to school.

  • Strep Throat requires antibiotic treatment. Students must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Earaches should be evaluated by your health care provider.

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